Honeywell Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Honeywell Chairman and CEO David M. Cote
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Pros
  • I refuse to use the term "work-life balance" (in 155 reviews)

  • Great opportunity to learn new technologies if you are in the right project (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a challenge (in 56 reviews)

  • Sometimes upper management is disconnected from employees (in 47 reviews)

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  1. Honeywell contracts Belcan to manage 747 software development - and that's not good.

    Former Contractor - Software Engineer
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer

    I worked at Honeywell as a contractor

    Pros

    Great tools for software engineers.
    First-class help desk

    Cons

    Honeywell hired Belcan to manage software.
    Belcan had a conflict of interest with Honeywell regarding contractors
    Belcan set up contractors to fail if they were hired by outsize consulting firms
    When the outside contractors quit or laid off, they were replaced by Belcan contractors.
    Consequently, outside contractors did not trust Belcan management.

    Advice to Management

    If management insists on Belcan running software development, force them to train outside contractors properly, as they do Belcan replacements. It's unconscionable to promise one year of employment knowing full well the engineers will fail to measure up in six months. They fail because Belcan intentionally withholds adequate training and ongoing support.


  2. Don

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Deer Valley, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Deer Valley, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    Mandatory 10 hrs a week unpaid overtime. NO advance possible.

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees more money. Your company is well known in the valley for low pay


  3. Honeywell

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in South Bend, IN
    Former Employee - CNC Operator in South Bend, IN

    I worked at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay lots of overtime union company thank God!!!!

    Cons

    Hot dirty quality control is shady no inspection of finished goods

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Tucson Site is told it is "under review"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician II in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Electronic Technician II in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At this point there is no pros other. They are not giving any details about it other then it will "might" effect production but is will not effect the engineering department.

    Cons

    Well in the past when our site wanted to out source a department, it starves it of tooling. Before it contracted out our calibration department it would not purchase the tools it needed to calibrate our equipment and used the lack of capability (brought on by the lack of tooling) as an excuse to contract them out. Well our new site manager Thomas is doing the same deal to manufacturing. He is setting us up to fail by cutting our access to tooling. These are the games this massive corporation does to it's employees and anyone who works for them will be subject to them.

    Advice to Management

    Honeywell needs to look at it's employees as assets not as toys or pawns. If they move production the engineering will have nothing to do.


  6. Treat contractors like commodities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Snohomish, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Snohomish, WA

    I have been working at Honeywell (Less than a year)

    Pros

    none ... avoid at all costs

    Cons

    all ... avoid at all costs


  7. Not willing to adapt to modern methodologies

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Honeywell full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Steady employment where some of the work can be interesting. Some flexibility in working schedule. There are a few good people that are interested in improving the development methodology.

    Cons

    Management and decision makers are not open to investigating and implementing more efficient development methodologies. They are using methodologies from the 70's that are not efficient and are error prone. Low pay and too many incompetent people. many managers have an attitude.

    Advice to Management

    Consider modern development tools and processes. Take a more active interest in the people and their needs. Be more open minded


  8. Helpful (2)

    Fulfilling no more

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer
    Current Employee - Project Engineer

    I have been working at Honeywell (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Honeywell HPS has some great employees. The knowledge and experience that is available to you is top notch. Unfortunately most are due to retire soon.

    Cons

    Honeywell is horrible about trying to attract and keep top talent in the US. Many positions that can and should be filled with properly compensated, quality domestic engineering staff are filled with 2 or 3 marginal engineers from "low cost centers" with poor to non existent command of the language.
    With continual increases in cost to employees for "benefits" and a stagnant wage scale. Many of us are taking home much less that we were 5 years ago. But of course the management bonus structure is still intact.

    Advice to Management

    Start hiring new domestic engineers, pay them well, treat them well and train them to be the future of the company. Respect the employees that are in the trenches for you instead of focusing on only keeping shareholders fat. (yes I understand that that's important too)


  9. Helpful (6)

    What happened to the Honeywell that I joined?

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morristown, NJ

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty much none at this point. I work at our corporate headquarters, so my review is based on having access to and interacting with many of our senior leaders. Keep that in mind as you read through reviews posted by people who have little knowledge of what things are like at HQ.

    Cons

    It's staggering how much this company has fallen from a morale and employee relations standpoint. The focus on "making the quarter" to buoy the stock price drives incredibly stupid long-term decision-making. Bureaucracy driven by our HOS Gold initiative has paralyzed decision-making everywhere throughout the company. Healthcare benefits are so punitive and expensive that the company was sued by the US EEOC (look it up). Cost cutting is so severe that wage freezes have become a regular annual event. Morale is horrible and people are beginning to leave in droves - many people now openly talk about how actively they are looking to leave the company.

    Advice to Management

    Every action creates a reaction, even if it takes years to manifest itself. The short-term focus on holding up the stock price is going to come crashing down in the next few years as the most talented people continue to leave the company. Start focusing on positive employee relations or this company is going to suffer a huge fall.


  10. Helpful (5)

    I hat the way this company makes me feel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Director in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Honeywell full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    High Salary and potential for high bonuses, but potential is all it is, the sytem is rigged in a way that ties your bonus into factors outside of your control like how well other divisions do, so you are doomed to never make your full bonus.

    Cons

    Constant moving of revenue numbers to hide true performance. Pulling in the first week of revenue quarters, i.e. Week 1 of Q2 into Q1 and week 1 of Q3 in Q2 to hit the revenue numbers forecasted to corporate to advertise to Wall street that we are hitting our numbers, but it is a shell game, all a sham. Your personal bonus is tied to other peoples work, never are you able or allowed to achieve your full potential bonus. And the bonus is not directly tied to your performance, but also tied to perceptions by other functional groups, subjective, never objective goals. There is no continuity. People change jobs every 18 months and the people the hire into leadership roles have no qualifications for the job or for managing people. People are hired into positions based solely on being yes men/women but do not know the job, therefore with the high turn over of people, there is no one with experience in the positions to keep the work running smoothly. No accountability anywhere. Site leaders blame others for their failures, ISC is a complete debacle and ISC at each site take no responsibility for their outcomes. There is no training for people entering new positions, Six Sigma is a JOKE at Honeywell, they do not use it in practice and they are now pushing HOS, and no one really knows what it is, there are new “operating Systems” rolled out all the time with little to no coordination internally. Everything is a new acronym that just hides the fact that they are clueless about how to make the simplest corrections to fix systemic problems. There is no integrity, people make pure monetary decisions. M&PM makes statements like, "who else are they going to go to" when deciding to gouge the customer. I hate the way my job makes me feel here at Honeywell, and you will too after time.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting people move around every 18 months, and when you do let people move, make sure when you hire someone into a role, like running a site, running a CBT, running a business area, or running R&O at a site, that they have some success in that role in the past, not some political connections and a desire to grow. You have people in C&PS that were in HR before or a buyer but never once had a position where they dealt with the product hands on or dealt with a customer before and now they lead the C&PS groups and organization, are you kidding me? Lack of true, knowledgeable leaders is killing Honeywell, and people are leaving in droves because of it.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Soulless Corporate Policies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Engineer
    Current Employee - Production Engineer

    I have been working at Honeywell

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hardworking, Smart, and Helpful co-workers. Great salary. Great resources to learn from.

    Cons

    Corporate culture/policies are completely shareholder driven and cost cutting has no bounds when it comes to them. It is despicable to say the least.

    Advice to Management

    Stop gutting long term employees for the sake of shareholders or profit. If you want to preach "One Honeywell" or "Employees are Honeywell" then act like it and invest back into the employees. You are destroying the environment in the workplace (plants), and those are the people that actually make you money



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